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Handcuffed prisoner on the loose in Sinclairville

Posted at 1:05 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 12:16:02-05

The active search for a man who escaped custody after his arraignment is expected to resume Wednesday morning.

As of Tuesday night, the search for an escaped, unarmed man had downsized in the Sinclairville area.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says Jacob Raynor, 34, is not considered dangerous.

According to deputies, Raynor escaped from custody while being arraigned for a felony charge at the Charlotte Town Court. Officials say Raynor was being led back to the patrol car and bolted when the deputy opened the car door.

Cassadaga Valley Central Schools were in lockout mode Tuesday. The superintendent sent out an all-call letting parents know there would be a normal dismissal from schools despite teh evnets. All afterschool activities were scheduled as normal, according to Superintendent Chuck Leichner.  He tells 7 Eyewitness News, that the Chautauqua County Sheriff's office did contact the district, letting them know there is no particular risk to students or community members.

On Wednesday morning, Leichner said everything is "business as usual" at the schools. The school spoke with the Sheriff's office and encouraged them to continue a normal school day and school activities. There will be a Sheriff deputy presence at the schools today.

Raynor is a white man standing six feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He is wearing a black shirt and is handcuffed.

If you see this man, call 911.